Testing Center

CNA Testing

When can I take the CNA written test? 

  • Upon passing CNA skills exam.
  • Testing Center staff will verify with documentation from Workforce Training  that you have passed the Skills Test prior to scheduling a CNA Written Test.
  • You have 12 months after completing the CNA Training to get your CNA Certification.
    • You have 3 attempts within that 12 months to pass the CNA Written Test.
  • CNA Testing is offered Monday through Friday during the school year. 
  • CNA Testing is offered Monday through Thursday during the summer.

Appointments are required, seating is limited.

How much does the CNA written test cost and where do I pay?

  • The total cost of the CNA written test is $50.
    • $21.00 Pre-pay online with a credit/debit card or at the Cashier's Window with cash or check in the hallway of the Administration Building before arriving to take your test.
      • LCSC now charges a 2.5% non-refundable service fee for credit/debit card transactions.
    • $29.00 Pay at the time of the test on the computer.  
      • If a tester needs the oral version the cost on the computer will be $39, making the total paid $60.
    • You will need a credit/debit card to pay Prometric on-line at your testing site. Pre-paid debit or gift cards are not accepted forms of payment. Prometric only accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

What do I need to bring for the CNA written test?

  • Receipt for the $21 pre-payment
  • Valid government issued picture ID
  • Credit/Debit card for the $29 fee on the computer - Visa, Mastercard or American Express only.

How can I prepare for the CNA written test?

  • Test your knowledge before the exam day
  • Go to Prometric to take the National Interactive Nurse Aide Practice Exam

When do I get my CNA written test scores?

  • You receive a copy of your results immediately after completing the test.
  • Your results will be electronically delivered to Prometric within two business days and your name will be added to Idaho's Nurse Aide Registry the next business day.  
  • Your registry certificate will be mailed to your address after your name is added to the registry.
  • If you have not received your certificate 3 weeks after your testing date:
    • Call Prometric Customer Service at (888) 843-2341

For more information about the Idaho CNA Written Exam review the Candidate Information Bulletin for the State of Idaho.

Lewis-Clark State College
Testing Center
Library Room 161
Phone: 208-792-2100 or 1-800-879-0453
Fax: 208-792-2564
Email: testing@lcsc.edu